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C.J. Watson's Quiet Storm Foundation 11th Annual Black History Student Essay Contest & Luncheon
Background: For eleven years, QSF has provided education, health/wellness, and leadership programs to young people of Las Vegas and Clark County communities. Quiet Storm could not continue to organize programs (such as the Essay Contest, which has a positive impact on our area youth), without the ongoing support of local community champions and partners like you.
Academics: In an effort to give back to students, Quiet Storm Foundation continues to seek opportunities for students to advance their academic skills. In educational settings students utilize these skills, such as writing, public speaking, peer-to-peer communication, which plays a major role in their academic development.
Essay Writing Topic:
How would you explain cultural diversity and how it effects the world. Why is it important? Who is the person you feel most embodies the ideals of cultural diversity? ( Example: Astronauts doctors, actors, inventors) What would you learn from them to spread diversity in your community?
Finalist present their memorized oratorical essays to a community panel of judges
Winners will be announced from each school
Essay winners will get the opportunity to recite their essay publicly during Lawrence Weekly's talk show on KCEP Power 88.1
Essay winner from each school will recite their essay during the KSNV, Channel 3 News segment with Krystal Allen
Essay winner will be invited to city of Las Vegas Mayor and Council meeting for public recognition.
Parents and family invited to attend. (Students will be required to recite essays)
All winners will recite their speeches during the Black History Student Oratorical Luncheon
Winners weekend in Washington DC
One winner will be chosen from each school (6-8th Grade)
Ernest Becker Middle School
West Preparatory Institute
Gibson Middle School
Kermit R. Booker Sr. Elementary School
Wendell P Williams Elementary School
100 Academy of Excellence
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